On Saturday 12th March, the BedPop Science Lab will take over Bedford Central Library and the Higgins, bringing dozens of free STEM workshops, activities, demonstrations and challenges to the heart of Bedford as part of British Science Week.
From circuit building to Lego Robot Wars, engineering challenges to 3D design, we’ve got loads of activities to encourage visitors of all ages to discover their inner scientist.
Come along to Bedford Library and join the structural engineering challenge. How tall can you build a free-standing structure using just 20 sheets of A4 paper and one metre of tape? Or take part in our 3D drawing workshop with the Circus of Illustration. Why not head to the Higgins to watch science experiments in action or take part in a drone programming and flying workshop. A full programme of events will be published in February, so there’s still time to get involved.
The BedPop Science Lab takes place during Access Week and we will be offering as many events as possible that will be accessible to all. We are working with the composer Roger Illingworth and the Bedford Alchemists’ Choir who have received Arts Council funding to create a piece of music based on the periodic table of elements. By working closely with Access Bedford, the choir will incorporate sign language into their performance. The final piece promises to be spectacular!
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be on hand to demonstrate their super powers and their human companions will be running sign language activities for deaf and hearing visitors.
BedPop Science Lab supporters include UTC Colworth, British Science Week, You Can Book Me, Bedford Borough Council, Arts Council England, Charles Wells, Polam School, Pinchmill Lower School, Narrative Industries, Royal Society of Chemistry, Access Bedford, Bedford Community Arts Choir, Down To Earth Electrical, Network Rail, Bedford Modern School, Beauchamp Middle School, Mark Rutherford Upper School, UoB, HG Education, Above View Ltd, We Can Creative and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.